Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Explodes Onto Esquire’s August 2015 Cover
He has fame and fortune coming out of his ears, but Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would rather be a dad to his 13-year-old daughter Simone than a movie star.
In his cover story for the August 2015 issue of Esquire, the “Fast and Furious” hunk explains, “I've lived with my longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, going on, like, eight, nine years now. We do these stories and we talk so much about the business end, the success end, but then Lauren isn't mentioned and my daughter isn't mentioned. I always like making sure we find the balance and my home life is in there and Lauren Hashian is in there and my daughter is in there. You gotta get the better half in there. With all the cool sh*t and success that I've been lucky enough to get? That doesn't happen unless the home life is solid."
Johnson adds, "When I first came into acting, I had great opportunities to make a decent movie. I had a run there in 2005, '06, '07 — for a long time it was 'Oh, he's the best thing in the movie that's not that good.' I started questioning: Did I make the right choice? Should I have stayed in wrestling a bit longer? And then budgets became lower and lower and the pay kinda stayed the same and there wasn't a lot of growth.”
Janet Jackson Announces The "Janet Jackson Unbreakable Diamonds" Line
So......Janet used her Sunday evening acceptance speech to debut her own diamond jewelry line called the Janet Jackson Unbreakable Diamonds collection. Watch a true legend work....we're learning about the collection NOW - two days later. While all those other chicks were name dropping singles and album release dates in their speeches (looking at you Keyshia & Monica) the true queen waited....with style and grace.
Peep the photo atop, Janet Damita Jo is wearing a heart-shaped necklace made with twenty-five carats of Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds (retailing at $2 million) as well as a thirteen carat Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring (retailing at $500K). Now....did she announce all of that on stage? Rihanna? Nicki? No....she didn't. Respect a queen.
And we've heard from a good source (shoutout to Entertainment Tonight) that Jan (we call her that for short) will be wearing her new gems all throughout her upcoming Unbreakable World Tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Vancouver, B.C. on Aug. 31.
R.I.P Blogger Jarrett Scott Dies
Everyone in the blog industry woke up to some bad news about blogger Jarrett Scott Page. According to his brother who we spoke to anonymously, Jarret Scott died from HIV complications. To my understanding according to Fameolous.com the family is accepting donations for his buirial.
Sirens, Fights & Feuds! Cops Are Called To the Hospice of Bobbi Kristina as Family members FIGHT!
"There is a lot of internal conflict between the Browns and the Houstons," according to Radar online a source close to the situation has said. The 22-year-old has been removed from all life support medicine and the families have placed her fate in the hands of God they have announced.
Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s final hours are being filled with turmoil as the family fights. “The Houstons can’t stand how the Browns put everything on social media and they think they’re still trying to take advantage of Bobbi Kristina and her sad situation,” the source told Radar.
Duluth Police were called to the hospice on June 29, 2015. The Duluth Police spokesperson told Radar that they will be assisting the center if necessary, and if requested by either the family or the hospice.
Family friend Tyler Perry visited the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA. to show support for Bobbi Kristina and the Brown and Houston families.Let’s hope the families will make peace before Bobbi Kristina passes on.
Glenn Ford, former death row inmate wrongfully convicted, dies
Glenn Ford received national attention earlier this year because of a wrongful conviction that resulted in him being jailed for 31 years. The innocent Black man was on death row for murder and when he was finally released, he learned he had stage four lung cancer. It is now being reported by his family that Ford has died from his illness.
The prosecutor who put him in jail on false charges attempted to ask for forgiveness from Ford after his release. Prosecutor Marty Stroud told Ford, “I want you to know that I am very sorry. It’s a stain on me that will be with me until I go to my grave.”
However, Ford was not in a forgiving mood and responded, “Right. But it still cost me 31 years of my life and then nothing at the end but death because they give me from six to eight months to live. I’m sorry, I can’t forgive you.” Ford never received any compensation from the State of Louisiana and spent his remaining days in weakness and pain.
The GoFundMe page that Ford was using for donations has the following message:
“Thank you to all those who have donated to Justice for Glenn Ford. Glenn’s team has been so moved by the outpouring of support we have received in the past month. At 2:11 this morning, Monday June 29, 2015, Glenn slipped away very quietly and peacefully. He was held and surrounded by people who cared about him, and was listening to a song he loved. Thank you for your generous outpouring of support. If you feel moved to make a donation, please visit www.r-a-e.org/home to donate to Resurrection After Exoneration, the organization that provided housing and so much more for Glenn since he was released.”
‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ star Kirk Frost arrested
Reality star Kirk Frost from the hit TV show ‘”Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” was arrested this past weekend for a wild biker ride on the streets of Atlanta. Frost was part of a mob of 400 bike riders that ran red lights, rode on sidewalks and terrorized the streets of East Atlanta.
Police responded too numerous 911 calls regarding the reckless riders and noise when they noticed Frost, who was riding a three-wheeled, red Polaris Slingshot. According to police, Frost “allegedly ran several more red lights while traveling on the wrong side of the road around 25 miles per hour. Police detained and arrested Frost for five counts of failure to obey a traffic control device and single counts of reckless driving, operating an unregistered vehicle, and driving on the wrong side of the roadway.
When the biker crowd noticed Frost being arrested, several of them circled back around to the scene and began taunting the officers. Some members of the crowd became even more outrageous in their behavior, jumping on police cars and breaking windows. Police spokesperson Sgt. Greg Lyon issued the following statement regarding the crowd behavior and damage to city property:
“An Atlanta police car was damaged by individuals who were riding recklessly in a pack of at least 100 ATVs and motorcycles throughout the city. One of the ATVs stalled at the intersection of Northside and Marietta. An officer who was monitoring the group attempted to apprehend the driver of the stalled ATV on foot and injured his leg as he fell on gravel during a brief foot chase. As he engaged in a foot chase, several members of the pack doubled back around, climbed on the hood of the empty patrol vehicle and began to kick the front windshield, causing damage. The ATV was processed and impounded.”
Watch: August Alsina’s ‘Hip Hop’ Video
August Alsina debuts the accompanying visuals to his song “Hip Hop.” The R&B crooner chooses his hometown of New Orleans as the video’s setting, and enlists people from the community to help deliver his powerful message.
While taking a look back at his life as a little boy, he sees news of police brutality on the television. As the screen fuzzes out, images of himself now appear, showing him working toward change. Near the end, several people are seen holding signs with “Black Lives Matter” written on them – and there’s also two signs that form “Hip Hop,” as a salute to the music that showed him his purpose along the way.
Misty Copeland Makes History at American Ballet Theater
Misty Copeland made history this week becoming the first black principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater. She is the first African-American woman to hold the position in the company’s 75-year history.
Her promotion came after more than 14 years with the company, nearly eight as a soloist. She recently covered Time magazine this year, was profiled by “60 Minutes” and presented a Tony Award on this year’s telecast. She has written a memoir and a children’s book, and has more than a half-million followers on Instagram.
After 10 years, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split files for DIVORCE!
One of our favorite Hollywood A-list couples Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially split just one day after their 10th wedding anniversary. The confirmed they are divorcing and released a statement today June 30, 2015.
They have three children together; Violet,9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel,3.
Via Daily Mail: In a joint statement, the couple said: ‘After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. ‘We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.’This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.’
The announcement follows months of speculation about their marriage, not only that a moving truck was even spotted at the couple’s Brentwood home a few days ago.
Naomi Campbell Slays For La Perla's F/W15 Campaign
Naomi Campbell is 45 and beyond fabulous. Luxury lingerie company La Perla just named her as the new face of their F/W15 campaign, and it is gorgeous.
In brand new ads released by the sexy lingerie company, the "Empire" star is rocking the Made to Measure Atelier collection with flawless skin and a killer bod to boot:
She rocked the 'Anchor' one-piece to show how all the Made To Measure pieces are custom fit to a customer's body. But when your measurements Naomi's measurements, anything looks good on you.
Stevie J Working With Kanye + Spin-off With Joseline
It looks like Stevie J got off his bus and got to work!
The Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star has been putting in a lot of OT hours lately. In addition to his “good guy” role on LHHATL, Stevie has also been in the studio working on new music for his wifey Joseline, his boy Diddy and even Kanye West. Mr. J revealed that he definitely has a song on Diddy’s upcoming album, but “not sure about Kanye’s yet.”
But, it’s not just the studio that has Stevie’s attention these days, he’s also gearing up for a spin-off with his bae, Joseline Hernandez. During our interview, the “Hitman” gave us a lot to look forward to in the new show. “You’re going to see us moving around, working on our movie ‘That Time Of The Month’, you’re going to see us working in the studio with Puff, you’re going to see me get my water company started, you’re going to see me throwing a pitch at the Dodgers’ game, you’re going to see a lot,” Stevie exclaimed.
Stevie and Joseline are also prepping for a wedding special. Although the two have claimed to be married for some time now (but have never produced an actual marriage license), they plan to have a ceremony for the VH1 cameras. Unfortunately, Stevie couldn’t divulge any details about that show.
Are you excited to see a lot more of Stevie and Joseline?
Iggy Azalea blames Britney Spears for their failed single in the WORST way!
Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears’ joint single, “Pretty Girls,” didn’t do so hot on the charts. The song topped out at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and surely disappointed record executives who expected more from two chartmakers. Er, make that one proven chartmaker. Iggy’s still a wild card, and her reputation as a self-important, difficult artist has contributed to her rapid downfall. She says terrible things and generally possesses no filter. What’s even worse is that she can’t rap.
“Pretty Girls” wasn’t a catchy tune, so it’s no surprise that it didn’t perform on the charts. Iggy appears to deflect blame. Is she blaming Britney for the single’s failure? Maybe. Iggy definitely believes she’s not at fault at all. Here are her tweets on the subject.
If Iggy had ended the discussion there, the situation wouldn’t have accelerated much. She would have looked bitter but not crude. Iggy couldn’t stop. Here’s what this delicate flower had to say about why it’s okay to drag Britney.
Nice manners, right? Iggy doesn’t realize that it did sound like she blamed Britney for the single’s failure. Then Billboard picked up the story with that angle. Then Iggy tweeted at Billboard, “please stop. its honestly so desperate at this point its cringe worthy. guys, really? is THAT what i said.” Iggy’s position is that she wasn’t blaming Britney at all. Sure.
Iggy sounds petty and defensive. She doesn’t realize that even T.I. (who publicly defends Iggy to his own detriment) lacks the confidence to let her fly solo on a single. Iggy has never had a hit by herself, and Britney’s been doing it for years. Besides Britney struck back too!
“Pretty Girls” is a bad song, but Britney shouldn’t take the fall.
Why does Caitlyn Jenner throws Tempertantrums?
Caitlyn Jenner, is throwing fits on the set of her eight-part reality TV series, I Am Cait.
A source told OK! Magazine that Jenner is “acting like a diva” and showing that “Kardashian attitude” on the set. No doubt E! Network’s production company is leaking behind-the-scenes gossip in an effort to boost viewer interest in the TV series. A lot is riding on the show getting good ratings. E! Network reportedly paid Jenner a whopping $5 million to star in her own series.
A source told OK! Jenner has “become difficult to work with,” and she’s “holding up production” because she’s “obsessing” over her face and her Twitter account that has 2 million followers.
“For years I knew Bruce [Jenner] as a nice, humble, genuine guy, and now I know Caitlyn to be just the opposite,” a source said. “She’s a little rude and arrogant and very short-tempered,” The source added. “Ironically, those are all the qualities that Caitlyn couldn’t stand in her ex-wife.”
“No one’s ever asked for that many! ESPN officials weren’t happy about it, but they had no choice.”
AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
If you’ve reached the point that you think you need to actually brand yourself as a “good girl” – you’re not.
HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL!!!